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About jeanevogelart

Art saves lives. That's my mantra and my motivation. My primary purpose as an artist is to inspire, entertain, make you smile, make you mad, make you think or recall a memory. I strive for work that is intimate and genuine, and sometimes whimsical. It's always more than a "pretty picture." I demand a relationship.

An Artist’s Journal: Iceland, Lasting Impressions

It’s raining pretty hard, as it has been on and off for the last five days, and the wind is whipping the golden grasses, which is all that really grows in Iceland. I’ve hiked and driven and made photographs in … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland – I Never Asked for Adventure

I’m not a thrill seeker. For one thing, I’m 61 and while I still bounce when I fall, I’d rather not fall at all. I don’t love heights, though zip-lining in Costa Rica at my daughter’s insistence (3.5 hours, 13 … Continue reading

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Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Yes, I’m Really Working

Cairn at Dawn, Reykjavik, tapestry, 2×7 in, wool & page from my journal I hear it all the time. “Ooh, you’re so lucky.” “I wish I had your vacations.” And the most common, the snarky, “Must be nice.” Artists go … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Inspiration

I took a day-long tour in with 8 others in a small van today. We went to all the typical waterfalls, black beach, small towns. It’s wonderful to see them and I don’t mean to sound jaded, but as a … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland, Civil Disobedience and a Call to Art

I knew the Black Cone, a monument to civil disobedience was here, but I forgot once I arrived in Reykjavik. I stumbled across it as I explored an area of the city I haven’t seen in the last two days, … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland

A few first impressions: March is winter. It’s not “almost spring.” It’s winter. It’s cold. People are outside anyway. If you’re cold, that’s what wool sweaters and hats and gloves and scarves and wool socks and boots are for. It’s … Continue reading

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Slowing Down to Reach Beyond

 Many years ago, when film was just beginning to wane and digital was new, I scored a Mamiya Polaroid 600 camera, similar to this one. Completely manual — no light reading, no auto focus, even a manual shutter! This is … Continue reading

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